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the first explosion two men are seen walking toward the finish line carrying large knapsacks, tamerlan tsarnaev is in front and dzhokhar tsarnaev is a few feet behind. the two are seen a half block away from a restaurant camera. a minute later, bomber one, tamerlan walks out of the crowd with a knapsack on his back. at 2:45, alleged bomber two, dzhokhar walks to the finish line. he has a cell phone in his left hand. the affidavit says he stops near a metal barrier his back to the cameras and he is apparently slipping his knapsack on the ground. he stands there for four minutes, looking at his cell phone appearing to take a picture and a deadly final 30 seconds. just before the first explosion, dzhokhar tsarnaev lifts the phone to his ear as if speaking on it. for 18 seconds he keeps the phone to his ear. as he appears to finish his call the crowd reacts to the first explosion. virtually every head turns toward the blast except for tsarnaev who virtually alone among the individuals appears calm. he glances to the east and starts walking rapidly to the west away from the finish line with
videos online. in the last thing we know is that his older brother tamerlan, the suspect who died a few days after the attacks, was the driving force behind them, isha. >> you touched on his difficulty in speaking. what do we know of how these questioning sessions are actually being carried out? how is he communicating? >> a lot of the questions have been yes or no questions basically, and what we have read from the transcript from that hearing earlier today was that he nodded eded affirmatively is the judge there put it in the hearing. >> do investigators feel that they're any closer, and mentally, these are preliminary questions, do they feel they're any closer to establishing a motive for the attacks? >> not necessarily, but from what they've been able to gather, the older brother, tamerlan, who has died evidently felt like islam was under attack and a jihadist basically needed to fight back. and that is what they believe is the force behind it. >> in all of this, now, we're hearing that dzhokhar, according to the transcripts is saying that his brother was the leader in all of this,
? >> investigators beginning paint a much fuller picture of the parents and the life this young man, tamerlan tsavraev was living and the pull between his life here in the united states and his life over in the russian caucuses, where he had been a transient, going from country to country, because of the chechen war. the m.i.t. officer shot to death by the two alleged bombers did not register in to dispatch to request a description of the suspects and did not alert dispatch he was actually responding to the two men, who apparently came up to him, totally unaware, he was ambushed in the car. shot four to five times it took police 13 minutes to find that officer. that downed officer. he did not even have time to pull at letter on his radio. and you are looking at now, are pictures of dzhokhar tsavraev. that was when he went to the convenience store. it's interesting this entire manhunt was launched because of these actions of these two men, not particularly in terms of them building a bomb, but because they seemed to have out of nowhere, ambushed this police officer and that set everything in m
. and who is the woman who married tamerlan tsarnaev? let's go "outfront." >> good evening, everyone. i'm erin burnett. we begin with breaking nudz "outfront" tonight. boston bombing suspect speaks. saying the word no whether asked about whether i could afford a lawyer at the bedside hearing at the hospital today where he is recovering. we're getting a first look at the transcripts of that hearing obtained by "the new york times." it is a court note, the defendant is alert, mentally competent, and lucid. he is aware of the nature of the proceedings. and along with that breaking news, we're covering this story tonight from every angle. drew griffin, david todd and david mattingly are in boston tonight. drew with the latest on the investigation. brian with new information about the older brother tamerlan tsarnaev, the one killed on thursday night. what we know about his outburst at a mosque in january. david has an "outfront" investigation on exactly how those deadly bombs were made. nick peyton walsh is in the russian republic dodged by religious violence where the suspect's parents live
of the boston attacks now with more details about tamerlan tsarnaev. >> he was killed in a shootout with police early last friday morning. since then information about his life has been trickling out. abc's brian ross has the latest. >> reporter: federal authorities were searching behind a cambridge drugstore in an area where the brothers' father used to repair cars, looking for possible explosives or where the bombs were made. there is no evidence of a continuing threat. the fbi wants to question tamerlan's wife, seen over the weekend leaving the family apartment. a rhode island native, she converted to islam and changed her name from catherine to karina. because she lived in the same cambridge apartment where authorities believe the two brothers hatched their plot, she could provide clues about whether others were involved. her family issued a statement saying, we know that we never really knew tamerlan tsarnaev. and now there is a possible link to a murder two years ago. local prosecutors said they're investigating whether tamerlan was involved in the brutal murder of three young men, one of
suspect's uncle. he said that tamerlan and dzhokhar brought shame to their community. let's go where ruslan tsarni lives. he called them losers earlier, what is he saying now. >> he used that word yesterday and wouldn't go that far today, but it has equally strong reactions to their actions, anger, tears. i sat down with him earlier today. my first question, what's his reaction to his nephew being caught. take a listen. >> i am relieved. i am relieved that he is alive, first of all, for that there's now chance to find out who was behind it, who were mentors of all of it, and how possibly could he get involved and do this harm to innocent people. and second of all, i stress that there's a chance for jihad and to seek forgiveness. >> don, we should stress the uncle wasn't especially close with the family. he says he had not seen his nephews since around 2006 and had mostly cut ties with the family in 2009. that year he also had a conversation with the older nephew, tamerlan. the uncle said back then he noticed his nephew was becoming more extreme in his religious views and when he trie
after hisev was shotther tamerlan in a confrontation with police. >> this is what terrorism can do. one of america's oldest cities, frozen, lockdown. businesses closed. troops of police to look ready for war. they are throwing everything at this, the police poured into one small suburb of boston, watertown. they are searching for this man, 19-year-old dzhokhar tsarnaev. he has lived here for years. the family came from chechnya originally. eas brother tamerlan is . his uncles are calling for him to turn hims in. >> if you are alive, turn yourself in and ask for forgiveness from the victims, from the injured, and forgiveness from these people. >> the net) the two man hours after the fbi -- the net closed around two man hours after the fbi released photos. 10:30, the brothers tried to rob a 7-eleven store near the massachusetts institute of technology. then news a police officer was attacked. sean collier,26 years old, was shot as he s in his car. he died soon after. the brothers hijacked a car, and the chase that followed ended in watertown, 10 miles from boston. on the usually quiet sub
is detonated. we are also learning about his older brother, tamerlan tsarnaev. in 2009 he was arrested for domestic assault after his girlfriend said he beat her up no last year he openly argued with a preacher at a mosque, telling him holiday celebrations were not allowed by islam. last year he disrupted a sermon by martin luther king calling him a nonbeliever. today marks one week since the attack. from the oval office and around the country a solemn tribute. >> the boston area, most every spot in the city is silent. >> reporter: another step toward normal, boyleston street turned over by federal investigators to the city of boston in the sign of ip ves gags intensity, a tree possibly touched by dzhokhar. taken as evidence. and photos of him, possibly tracking the murder of officer carter. some seriously injured in the hospital, hope. >> nearly all of the patients that have lost legs are already walking the halls with physical therapists. >> reporter: still, grim reminders here just about everywhere. in medford the funeral for krystle campbell. one more step to normal. at 10:00 a.m.
states with his older brother, tamerlan a decade ago. the two lived together in cambridge, the suspect who was killed in a shutout this morning, tamerlan is a tsarnaev was 26. in 2007 he became a legal resident in america, he was a student at bunker hill community college and competitive boxer. this violent and drautic series of events was not set off by police, but by the suspects themselves, who were apparently trying to escape law enforcement. here's how it played out. around 10:00 p.m. last night, the suspects robbed a store. they then proceeded to fatally shoot an m.i.t. security officer and hijack a mercedes suv. the owner of that vehicle was held hostage for half an hour while the two brothers pulled $800 out of an atm. they released the owner of the mercedes unharmed. police chased the suspects into watertown, where this shootout took place. the suspects exchanged fire with police and threw explosives towards them. at one point, tamerlan sarn ev got out of the car wearing an ied strapped to his chest and was shot by police. his body was run over by dzhokah tsarnaev as he fled t
says he and his brother tamerlan -- he says brother tamerlan was the mastermind. tsarnaev's initial court appearance was today in his hospital room. he was able to speak one word, no, when asked if he could afford an attorney. he now has a public defender the court found today. he's alert, mentally competent and lucid. joining me is jake tapper live in boston. pretty dramatic developments late in the day here. from what we now believe, dzhokhar tsarnaev may have told the investigators in written answers, is that right? >> reporter: that's right. a u.s. government official tells me that according to these preliminary interviews, preliminary interviews with dzhokhar tsarnaev and the u.s. government is going to have to double back and check all of this information, but according to these preliminary interviews, what dzhokhar tsarnaev is conveying to investigators is the following. one, that there were not foreign terrorist groups involved in this terrorist plot, that it was just the two of them. two, that there was a real online component to this radicalization done through videos, wat
. >> weir just getting word from a federal law enforcement source tamerlan tsarnaev flew out of kennedy airport. a pretty significant amount of time. >> russia is a very big place and includes chechnya, and includes dagestan. so he might well, it looked like earlier like he might have had some training along the way. he might have had training in a camp in one of those places during that period of time. >> chechnya is inside the has otten avel between russia proper and chechnya because with so military activity i thought there would be somrestriction. >> there are probably some restrictions, but if he had family roots he might have been able to do so especially if he was somehow sponsored by a chechen rebel group or something he could have been slipped through the lines. >> i want to bring in emily cyrus, a resident of cambridge and the worldwide possibilities and we have to remember the people sitting in their homes and with perhaps the possibility he's in the house next door, and i know you're in cambridge that you live near the 7-eleven where there was the incident last night. >> yes
just been answer announced. >>> also, boston bombing suspect tamerlan tsarnaev's reported outburst at a cambridge, massachusetts, mosque. what set him off. >>> and was it a sign that he was turning radical? and is there a connection between one of the alleged bombers and militants in his native russia? cnn is on the ground there. we're looking for answers. i'm wolf blitzer. this is a special edition of "the situation room." >> announcer: this is cnn breaking news. >> and the breaking news coming in from canada right now where authorities have just announced the arrest as of two men believed to be part of an al qaeda-supported plot to attack a passenger train, a train potentially heading to the united states. they say the suspects were receiving support from al qaeda elements in iran. we want to stress, though, the u.s. government sources saying this plot is in no way related to the terror attacks that occurred one week ago here in boston at the boston marathon. let's go straight to cnn international security correspondent paula newton in ottawa, canada. she has the very latest. tel
to a fierce fire fight in police in watertown that killed tamerlan and may have injured his brother. it has been a long day for the people here in watertown and in the greater boston area. the search for the tsarnaev brothers have closed schools and offices and shut down the entire area. president obama expressed his thanks from the white house. >> we owe a tremendous debt of gratitude to all our outstanding law enforcement officials. >> the fbi marked captured and in boston scores of people gathered for a candle light vigil near the finish line of the marathon. in addition to motive, the authorities will also be looking to see if these two brothers were working alone or part of a larger group. we can tell you three additional arrests were made in new bedford, which is about a mile from where we are. reporting live in watertown, back to you. >> all right. thank you. >>> well, the man hunt ended about 27 hours after the fbi released the suspects' photos. here's a closer look at how it all went down. >> the chaos began late last night, police called to a shooting on mit campus. university pol
and described by a federal magistrate at lucid. now they want to question the wife of tamerlan tsarnaev. what does she know? also a terrorist suspect living right under our noses. did they show any signs of hate america? you will hear from a neighbor who knows both brothers. one with whom he had a discussion with the bible. we have word of another terror plot. the latest coming up. [ male announcer ] from the way the bristles move to the way they clean, once you try an oral-b deep sweep power brush, you'll never want to go back. its dynamic power bristles reach between teeth to remove up to 76% more plaque than sonic in hard to reach areas. oral-b deep sweep 5000 power brush. by the armful? by the barrelful? e carful? how about...by the bowlful? campbell's soups give you nutrition, energy, and can help you keep a healthy weight. campbell's. it's amazing what soup can do. >> do you know who katheryn russell is? well, she is tamerlan tsarnaev's wife, now widow. federal authorities want to question her about her husband and brother-in-law. did katheryn russell tsarnaev have any clue about the bo
by the suspects. in the shootout that ensued in watertown, elder brother, tamerlan tsarnaev got out of the car with explosives strapped to his chest, firing at police officers. at least one was hit and badly wounded. tamerlan was killed, with dzhokhar reportedly ramming the car through police to flee. and that's where we are this afternoon. with a 19-year-old suspected terrorist killer on the loose. and a city at a standstill. nbc news' national investigative correspondent michael isikoff joins us now from boston. mike, just start us off with exactly where this manhunt stands at this very moment, because less than about 20 minutes ago, we understood that there were two suspects that the police were seeking. now we understand that's been reduced to just the one. >> reporter: right. just another example of how much misinformation has been in this case from the beginning. a lot of this is coming from police scanners, where police think as some point they have a suspect or person of interest and it turns out to wash out. just like we often get bum tips in the news business that never quite pan out
likely has a new resident. 26-year-old tamerlan tsarnaev shot by police this morning in the suburb of boston. he and his 19-year-old brother dzhokhar were identified by the fbi yesterday as the prime suspects in the bombing last monday that killed three and injured 170. now, shortly after the fbi sent those pictures you just saw out to the world, the two men began a series of bizarre moves. here is the time line. at 10:20 last night. the two suspects were confronted by a massachusetts institute of technology police officer who was responding to a robbery call in cambridge. the suspects allegedly shot 26-year-old sean collier dead. soon after that, the brothers hijacked a mercedes suv but released the driver unharmed after stealing $800 from him. the victim told police the suspects were bragging about being bombers. around 11:00 p.m. last night, police spotted the stolen mercedes and a chase began ending in watertown, a suburb 8 miles from boston. the suspects and police exchanged more than 200 rounds of gunfire and the brothers also threw explosives at the cops. one officer, 33-yea
interviewing 26-year-old tamerlan tsarnaev in 2011? where did the brothers get their guns? their training? and their inspiration? >>> in washington, the boston terror attack could become an excuse to slow down immigration reform. >> if ways to improve the bill offered amendment when we start mark-up in may and let's vote on it. i say that particularly those pointing to what happened, the terrible tragedy in boston as a -- i would say excuse for not doing the bill or delaying it many months or years. >> i never said that! >> i never said that! >> i didn't say you did, sir. >> i didn't say -- >> i didn't say you did. >>> today, funeral services for one of the bombing victims, 29-year-old krystle campbell. and across boston and the world, the outpouring of support for the victims and the heroes continues. ♪ sweet caroline ♪ whoa whoa whoa ♪ good times never seemed so good ♪ ♪ so good, so good, so good ♪ i've been inclined ♪ whoa whoa whoa >> an emotional week in boston and we're on top of all the stories, good day, i'm andrea mitchell live in washington. boston and the nation p
that must have been for him. then tamerlan the older brother, 26 years old in this family that we are learning a lot about this morning, the 26-year-old who is now dead was -- had bullet wound in the shootout with the police after he and his brother threw explosives out of their moving car. unfortunately they could not save him at the hospital in order to get nor or ou get more out of him. he he had shrapnel in his body. which leads everybody to believe he was going to set off another bomb in this nightmare that has gripped this whole area of boston and cambridge and watertown, wonderful towns in great state of massachusetts that have been rocked in a way they have never experienced before. this it is a very difficult day and he is still at large, so we will continue with our breaking news coverage of this story. joined now by jon scott and jenna lee as well. jon: what an incredible 18 hours it has been, martha. just since 5:00pm eastern time yesterday when the police released the pictures, the fbi released these pictures, to you will lee not these pictures, b but -- released thes
fight on the streets of nearby watertown left one suspect dead. suspect number 1, tamerlan and started this massive manhunt for a second suspect. there were pipe bombs and homemade grenades thrown out of the car during that let's go back to catherine herridge. catherine, your impression of what we heard at this press briefing and whether this suspect, dzhokhar may have gotten outside this dragnet. >> i think there were four take aways from the news conference perhaps first and foremost that they believe is he heavily armed. we now know that 200 rounds were exchanged and they also had other explosives in that confrontation with police. given the change in the security posture, it would indicate that they belief he has left the immediate watertown area but they have got a search capacity to go back in if they develop new evidence that he has returned. what they said at the news conference is that his ties are to the watertown area and they do not believe he has any vehicle of his own. they believe he is still in the immediate vicinity. they also indicated that they have had several leads
says she was at work and assumed that tamerlan was watching her two and a half-year-old daughter, you know. clearly according to authorities at that point, that's not the case. >> who was watching the child? maybe the plot thickens? is somebody else involved? maybe tamerlan said i'm going to go bomb the marathon, can you watch my child? >> you know, who knows who was watching the child at this point. i'm not sure if the child was duly at this north kings townhome or was up in cambridge where i know they also had an apartment. the lawyer says that they actually lived here the vast majority of the time and also at this north kings townhome i'm told the younger brother, dzhokhar, he would also come on the weekends and spend a lot of time here in speaker when he wasn't as school. >> steve, thank you. coming up, do you know what your neighbors are up to? the man living right underneath an accused bomber tells us what he knows about him. he joins us next. also is the threat really over or were the accused boppers linked to foreign terrorists? groups gunning for the u.s. groups gunning for t
two. these are the pictures that came out overnight. tamerlan tsarnaev. number two on the loose, a fugitive right now, believed to be armed and dangerous, described as a terrorist, he was caught on camera last night, he's been on the loose for several hours and all of boston, the entire city of boston surrounding suburbs in lockdown right now. >> that's right. abc news just spoke to those boys' father, he is in shock and implores his son to himself up. he told abc news, he said that he think his sons were set up and he said they were very nice kids, never touched explosives and never learned how to handle weapons. he said that his younger son is on the run and in hiding because he's also afraid, words from his father. never saw indication at all atwas capable of violence. we're reminded by brad garrett, our fbi specialing at, often these terrorist lead double lives. we begin with chief investigative brian ross, on the ground, all through the night in watertown, brian, a night of gunfire, bombs, police hunting down the terrorists right now. >> reporter: indeed, george. he was las
from security cameras we saw brothers tamerlan and dzhokhar tsarnaev allegedly on the way to place the bombs. and then the gripping 28-hour manhunt. there was an ambush that left a young police officer dead. and a gun battle that left a transit police officer badly wounded and ended the life of tamerlan tsarnaev. dzhokhar tsarnaev, his younger brother, was lost spotted in this infrared photo hiding inside a boat as the drag net closed in around him. his f.b.i. wanted poster now marked captured is the image that puts to a close the first chapter in the story of the boston marathon bombing. and so the next chapter opens with nothing but questions. questions posed by the president himself. >> why did young men who grew up and studied here as part of our communities and our country resort to such violence? how did they plan and carry out these attacks? and did they receive any help? the families of those killed so senselessly deserve answers. >> reporter: answers that the full force of u.s. law enforcement and intelligence agencies are racing to learn. was there foreign help or trainin
of which exploded during the thursday night battle that ended with the death of tamerlan tsarnaev. his brother, the younger brother, was captured in watertown last night and he lies seriously wounded right now in a local hospital. a justice department official says he will face federal terrorism charges, possibly state murder charges at the same time. we are learning the 19-year-old was at the university of massachusetts dartmouth, just south of boston, every day, yes, every day after the attack. late thursday, he attended classes as well as dorm parties. hard to believe, but that's what we are learning right now. in the tense final standoff, dzhokhar tsarnaev was hidden in a bo a boat parked in the watertown driveway of a resident covered by a tarp. a helicopter overhead was able to take what they call thermal images showing the movements inside that boat. joining us now is tom foreman, national security analyst, tom fuentes as well, assistant former director of the fbi. these thermal images, walk us through, tom, what was going on. >> we were just talking about this a moment ago, wol
condition and is unable to speak. we continue to learn more about tsarnaev's brother, tamerlan, who died in friday's shootout. last year, he created a youtube channel with links to videos by chechnyan radicals like this one seen here. then earlier today here in boston, worshippers at new england's largest catholic church gathered to remember those killed at the boston marathon and its violent aftermath. four large photos of the victims were prominently displayed behind four lit candles. at last check, 54 of the bombing victims are still in the hospital. let's get the very latest on the bombing investigation now. we have new details about the materials used to build those bombs and some fresh information about the tsarnaev family that is very high interest, very high interest to police this evening. i want to bring in cnn's brian todd in copley square. brian, you're a few yards from where the bombs exploded. that's attracting a lot of attention and foot traffic right now. we were told earlier dzhokhar tsarnaev might be formally charged today. that's not the case. so when is it? >> reporte
tamerlan tsarnaev may have played. >> how could we miss all of the activity this guy engaged in? >> the fbi seized bbs and a large pyrotechnic. >> it was almost entirely done from the internet. >> he did not need to see his miranda rights read to him in bed. it's laughable. >> the enemy is radical islam. >> i'd waterboard him, myself. >>> you are about to look live at a press conference in boston. where governor deval patrick and mayor thomas menino are about to speak about the formation and purpose of the one fund boston campaign. designed to assist those who are affected by last week's bomb attacks. this takes place as dzhokhar tsarnaev lies in a hospital bed facing charges. his condition now reported as fair. more than a week after the bombing, 45 of the scores of wounded remain hospitalized, and at least 13 have lost limbs. for the victims, the physical and emotional toll comes with a very real financial one as well. massive bills for trauma care, prosthetic limbs and even home modifications. not to mention, lengthy physical rehab and psychological counseling. as such, one fund boston i
man is his brother, 26-year-old tamerlan tsarnaev. he's the older brother. he is now dead, killed in a wild overnight police shootout. these two brothers said to be from a russian region near chechnya and believed to have been in the u.s. for quite some time. in the hours since the fbi first made the images public, we also received this chilling photo. look at this. can you see it? we've sort of blocked -- we've blocked the faces. it's actually not that user friendly now that we've blocked the faces, but it appears to show one of the suspects standing behind the 8-year-old little boy, little martin richard, who was murdered at that marathon at the second location. this is the second bombing on monday. you can see the backpack on the bottom, you can see the suspect in the back, and you can see the 8-year-old in the full screen picture that settle original of what we're showing you here. >> that suspect, disok dzhokhar tsarnaev, his uncle was pronouncing his name differently in the i in media. suspect number two in the white hat seen a few feet away from the 8-year-old victim. just
the boston marathon bombers as brothers, tamerlan and dzhokhar tsarnaev. they are from a predominantly muslim region in russia. the 19-year-old brother believed to be extremely dangerous possibly armed with explosives on his person. unclear whether he was injured in the shoot outlast night in which his 26-year-old brother died. it's unclear whether he's injured and hiding somewhere and unable to move, whether he moved, they don't know right now. we're told that the brother was wearing explosives and a triggering device when he died which is why they're worried -- >> the older brother. >> the older brother. this is why they're worried the younger brother could be in a similar situation. this happened overnight and intensified. police say the suspects robbed a convenience store, shot and killed an m.i.t. police officer. i was on the air live when that happened last night, wolf. and as you know, it was no expectation at that time that there was any relation between the two things. but there ended up being. >> and when they heard of a convenience store robbery, stuff like that happens. >> right.
waiting for? go call now! we'll finish up here. tamerlan >> important to understand why the fbi interviewed him in the first place. they had information from the foreign intelligence service about his possible radicalization. they went from there the fbi did their due diligence and did a very thorough job about trying to run that to the ground. then asked more help from that intelligence service to try to get further clarification. unfortunately they stopped cooperating. >> a foreign government asked the fbi to look into tamerlan tsarnaev as a radical. but they closed these. could this attack have been prevented and did the fbi drop the ball? fo rmer senior ncif official robert mcfadden. i will start with you robert. we have a lot of claims here that the fbi had to close their investigation of tamern and we had an fbi gentlemen on last night who says the fbi once they csed it no longer had any authority to collect intelligence domestically. so now what we have got are at least two people that we know of who were investigated the fbi, that being major nadal hassan from fort hood
this morning. he described his 26-year-old son tamerlan who had been killed, somebody who is smart. his younger one who is on the run, dzhokar, a second year medical student of the according to ap and according to the father in russia. he is such an intelligent boy. he expected them to come here on holidays. according to ap they spoke to the father that the younger son who is on the run, police may be honing on now in watertown, massachusetts may have been a medical student in the united states. his father said he was expecting him to come home on the holidays. one other thing i would like to note after all the hours of coverage this morning, much was made of the first initial shots we're seeing on the screen of the base ball caps on the suspected terrorists now how they were trying to americanize themselves. now they have been up to the country for ten years they were technically americanized. i think much discussion in the coming days, what will we call these terrorists? will we call them domestic terrorists? or will we still call them foreign terrorists? martha? martha: good point. as you ju
in the neighborhood are seeing. what's so remarkable is that the older brother, tamerlan tsarnaev, he has been dead since this morning, so all this is the result of one man potentially on the loose. so that one man, dzhokhar tsarnaev, has caused this kind of havoc, if not a lot more strong words. you mentioned kerry sanders. he's elsewhere in watertown. katie was describing you being on the ground. we've seen you in all sorts of positions. just really an exhausting time for you because you're keeping right up with the emotions of the police, that community. it's been like a wild roller coaster there. >> alex, i think i am probably a reflection of what a lot of people in their homes have felt like here, being trapped, waiting for some sort of information and wondering. glued to their televisions. just trying to find out what is going on. you're in your home. it's dark out. you hear a commotion. you look outside and there you see police officers in s.w.a.t. gear. it's been quite an ordeal for folks here. as you pointed out at times we have found ourselves up close and personal to some very tension mo
was a great guy. he really was this was the older brother who died overnight. >> yes. >> 26 years old tamerlan. so you knew him as tamerlan. >> yes. >> and did you know the younger brother also? >> my only interaction with the younger brother was a positive thing. it was when i went back to my high school and i was the assistant varsity coach for cambridge and he was on jv and i'd help out with that team sometimes. >> on the wrestling? >> soccer. he played soccer. >> we know he was on the wrestling team as well. >> yes. >> what was he like? >> just like the other kids. he blended in. he was outgoing. he was a great person. he was willing to learn. he was a great listener. and he never stood out. he never was -- i mean in a negative way there was never anything, quote-unquote, weird about him that would separate him from the others. >> what kind of relationship did these two brothers have based on your interactions with them? >> right. i never saw them together and i think that was because the big age difference i believe is 7. i didn't see them together and i feel like the little brother was m
, it said. we understand from one official, tamerlan, the deceased bomber, didn't arrive in the united states until 2006. that leaves a five-year window, perhaps unexplained. >> really, when the second war in chechnya pushed violence across the region, even activists say to arrest military-aged males really cause radicalism to be with this movement. as i say, we don't know for sure, but were that the case, it could possibly be a moment when he was radicalized. >> this is a set-up. he can't believe his sons would be responsible for this. do many share that feeling? >> absolutely. it's almost universally here. the father is pillar of the chunty. they say're not considered trouble to anybody at all. and just simply, the decentist people you could imagine. i think possibly also a degree of size, too. i think when many here with terror against locals here, their local authority, they're inclined that the proof has not been met. fill in some of the blapgs here. they moved to the boston area. and then, recently, the father went back. why did he do that? he went back in, the six months as i un
haven't heard much from is tamerlan's wife. what sort of picture do we get of her and what potential information could she provide? >> well, of course, a key potential witness. immediate family members help paint that 360-degree profile of what happened from the time of the event backwards. here's a big however to consider, though. okay? not saying this is associated with the old al qaeda, but like-minded groups tend to pull good tactics off the shelf. in the case of the old al qaeda under bin laden, they were the masters of compartmentalization. we might not be surprised if he kept that information, if not all information, from his wife. now, there's a possibility that she may in some ways have been wh whitting. if he had that type of training, they're very good at the need to know. >> but this is an individual he had a relatively long relationship with. and you're suggesting that he might have been able to hide everything from her? any of his inclinations of hatred toward america if he had that feeling toward america? he would have hidden it all? >> yeah, these are the kind of thin
, when i saw like it says, this might be tamerlan. and, again, might be. and i clicked on that and there is this click, and, by the way, i went in there also, you know, some time ago, and i thought to myself, what an ugly boy found in that clip. that's, you know, even i went in there because, you know, in youtube, there is always something pop up. you watching something like, you know, the secrets, listening to that, and there is something in it unrelated will come up and then it goes on and on and on and on. and then you're just, you know, being -- have interest just to see what shift is that. sometimes there is a lot of it. what is that? you click on it and i heard it this morning, this morning. and i thought, if i was there, why wouldn't just, you know, just out of curiosity tamerlan wouldn't go in there also. >> would you say your nephews were devout practicing muslims? >> he was not devout practicing. but just recently maybe two years ago he started praying five times a day, which is, i don't see anything bad in it, you know? it takes off your mind, five times, you
suspect, the guy that died. >> tamerlan. >> stephanie: too bad marco rubio won't be able to legalize him. really? >> aren't they legal? >> stephanie: no, no, no, the one -- the second -- the one in the hospital was legal. the other one was not. >> okay. >> stephanie: someone else made the point, first of all how do you control a family that came here ten years ago when they were kids? how do you control that they do something bad ten years later? that's that idiot? we'll talk to rude pundit about the guy that tweeted about the gun issue. cowering liberals in boston wish they had an ak-47? i think the police kind of got it, okay? >> weren't enough bullets fired? >> stephanie: vigilantes out with ak-47s, that would have made it much better. >> not enough blood on the street. >> stephanie: right in the middle of it. moron. >> he apologized if any of you were offended. >> stephanie: if any of you cowardly liberals. the tweets were amazing. we'll go through it with rude pundit because it is hilarious. don't mess with boston. >> no, you don't. >> stephanie: hashtag boston strong. it was just s
back last year to dagestan, tamerlan tsarnaev, the older brother, he went tries to chechnya to visit relatives. but she was struck by how he had embraced devoutly the islamic faith. here's what she had to say. is there a connection between this gun fight and one of the boston bombers? the youtube page suggests there might be. he put up a link to a video he put up a link to a video and it was removed, but cnn has now found it and it shows this man. it's an islamist militant. russian special forces hit his hideout last december to kill as many as six militants inside. the grisly aftermath showing heavy weapons, but also the heavy hand used to kill them. four months later, the marks remain of the tit for tat violence fueling militancy across the region. neighbors told us the young man who once lived here seamed peaceful, ordinary, but in the dust lies a question why did tsarnaev's youtube page link to the militant who died here. in a town where tsarnaev's father lived and tamerlan visited just last year. inside you can see just how intense the violence must have been and here could be t
. the older brother, as you mentioned in the beginning, tamerlan, his picture on the icio gun fight overnight with police in massachusetts. what really has authorities troubled, they have locked down the 20 square block area or so in watertown that we have been discussing and we think they have pinched in on the man in the white baseball cap, but they can't be sure. what has them most concerned is that these two brothers have shown quite a bit of skill, and evidence of training. one senior law enforcement official told us a short time ago, these guys were almost textbook perfect in terms of operational planning and security. they stayed off the radar, but beyond that, they have shown a high level of sophisticatifi sod skill in terms of evading police, and when they were confronted with a police shoot-out, incredibly, one of them escaped that cordon. he made the point that there were more police officer there and the suspects were outgunned. he summed it up by saying when have you ever seen that? they don't known he might have other confederates or other plans. the search, while focused in wat
brother later identified as tamerlan tsarnaev. he was declared dead at the hospital. fast forward to tonight, authorities say they have dzhokar tsarnaev cornered on a boat in the backyard of a home in watertown, in a boat. after a tense stanoff, boston police confirm he is in custody. they release the lockdown and some people finally got out and about, started walking and one very astute person from this neighborhood parentally saw some blood on the boat, saw movement and immediately called police. >> it was an incredible moment, saying that the lockdown, the stay indoors was being lifted. suddenly the whole police action started up again, focusing on the one house with the -- they brought in helicopters with heat-seeking capability. take a look at these fbi websites. don't take them long to update their poster. both of them had been want, both suspects and dzhokhar, the word under the picture has changed to captured. >> reporter: in the waning moments the press conference which was announcing that, you know, we heard bursts of automatic gunfire from what sounded like, i would say
that tamerlan was killed. >> learn what? >> that your nephew had been found? >> maybe i don't know. maybe one hour ago in talking on the phone with everybody. >> it's hard for you. >> i'm sorry he did this. it's so crazy. it's not possible. i can't believe it. when i heard this on tv news, i was thinking how can it be like this? it's crazy. unbelievable. >> and where does your other brother live? >> let's go with me. you want to go there? >> okay. >> drive after me and you will see it. >> can you wait just a minute and i'll get my notepad so i can write down the address? >> sure. 5 brock court, 20886. right now i'm going there. >> okay. okay. >> we're very sorry. >> we have been listening to that out of maryland. >> a press conference with the man who is said to be the uncle. >> ruslan tsarni. uncle of the tsavraev brothers. the older one, tamerlan, killed in a shoot-out. and dzhokhar, still wanted. an sbns mintense manhunt. the city is in lockdown. cabs canceled, buses canceled, air space over the city of boston shut down, an intense manhunt for the 19-year-old, a suspect in the boston marat
loose. dzhokhar tsarnaev. we know the older brother tamerlan tsarnaev is dead. we know two people in custody, not necessary related, that live in the apartment that these two brothers live in. willie, you have been covering things overnight. give us the tick talk through that convenience store robbery to where we are right now. >> as pete williams is pointing out for us this morning this came out because of the actions of these two alleged terrorists. they decided to rob a 7-eleven at 10:20 in cambridge. they went and murdered a police officer sitting in his vehicle at m.i.t. that led to a carjacking. they took a black mercedes suv. they held at gunpoint the driver of that car for 30 minutes before releasing the driver unharmed. at that point, there's a chase and authorities come into the town of watertown, as mike barnicle described it for us this morning. a bedroom community of 32,000 people and there was a shootout in the streets of watertown. suspect number one. the one we have come to known in the black hat. was on the ground. authorities found him with an ied. improvised exp
and the subsequent shootout in which the older of the two were killed. his name is tamerlan tsarnaev. he is 26 -- was 26 years old. it's his brother. the man said to be wearing the white hat who got away and has been pursued by authorities. he drove the car jacked suv for a time and then got out. both of the two brothers, we're told, came to the united states roughly a decade ago. they came in when their families sought asylum. their father was a government employee. they have been living in the boston area in cambridge for several years. the younger brother has a massachusetts driver's license. he's a resident of cambridge. the older brother is a legal, permanent resident. the older brother was born in russia. the younger brother, the one they are still trying to find now, dzhokhar tsarnaev was born in kyrgyzstan. his family lives in russia and we're told his father was a public official there at one time. the reason we're told for this extraordinary security in the area of watertown is, of course, because they still don't know where the other of the two brothers, the second bomber is located
in watertown, massachusetts, his brother, 26-year-old tamerlan tsarnaev was killed after an overnight shootout with police. law enforcement fills say that both are from the russian region near chechnya and have been living in the united states with family members for about a decade. their estranged uncle spoke if maryland a short time ago. >> jihad, turn yourself in. and act forgiveness. if the injured, and those who left, ask forgiveness from these people. if we're ashamed, people are ashame on the family, our family, you put shame on 9 entire chechen. >> across boston, an unprecedented situation. the entire city and metropolitan area, all surrounding suburbs effectively shut down. all mass transit suspended. no a no-fly zone in effect. people have been told to stay inside their homes. >> keep the doors locked, do not open the door unless there is a uniformed, identified law enforcement officer on other side of it, requesting to come inside. >> there have been victims, police say that the bombing suspect shot and killed, 26-year-old sean collier. an m.i.t. patrol officer around 10:30 on campu
roots in the chechnya region of russia. older brother tamerlan visited dagestan in 2012 a region in southern russia where his father and mother still live. in an interview with "the wall street journal" their mother said tamerlan had given your boxing and drinking and smoking as he turned to a religious life and told the paper he phoned her the night he died saying, quote, the police, they have started shooting at us. they are chasing us. telling her he loved her before the phone went silent. and his uncle who lives in maryland says he believes the older brother became radicalized in cambridge and not overseas and eventually drew in his younger brother but lawmakers say more questions about their past need to be answered. >> we believe they may have traveled on an alias to get back to his home country and that seven months, six and a half months or so becomes extremely important. so you know he had some radicalization before he left, you know he probably didn't travel on his own name or some variation of his own name, and when he comes back, he has a renewed interest in that radi
last night in the interaction with police, tamerlan tsarnaev who was 26 years old. it all started last night in cambridge. there was a shootout with an officer at m.i.t. on the m.i.t. campus. that officer having been killed last night, found dead in his police cruiser. the suspects then reportedly carjacked an suv, and a chase ensued. at one point they did release the driver unharmed. they went into watertown which is just outside of cambridge, about 10, 15 minutes outside of cambridge and that's where there was a shootout with police. by 1:30 a.m., the first suspect tamerlan tsarnaev was dead and the second suspect was on the loose and being chased. this morning at about 5:00 a.m. police shut down the mbta. they have also now seen the shutdown of amtrak between boston and providence, a major shutdown. ed davis, commissioner of police, says this is a major man hunt. >> overall at this hour we've seen a lot of activity. they have surrounded the home in cambridge of the suspects where both lived. the a.p. reportedly got in touch with their father overseas in russia. their father expressi
to keep an eye on the older one, tamerlan, go interview. the f.b.i. did talk to him in 2011 and they cleared him. they said this guy has been scrubbed. he's okay. >>alisyn: they assessed he had not become radicalized even though it sound like russian authorities thought he had. for some reason there was a red flag they raised. they let him go. >> not totally clear it was the russians, because the australians may have had questions about this guy as well. some foreign government asked us to check him out. we did. didn't find anything wrong. then they dropped the ball on their end too. >>alisyn: we're going to be talking to so many experts this morning and brick all the new developments -- and bringing all the new developments kofplgt up, he is captured, in custody. the 19-year-old suspect has not been read his miranda rights. we'll tell you what that means as our breaking news coverage continues. stay with us. ♪ using supercomputing and mobile technology over our secure network, verizon innovators are building a world of medical treatment data in the cloud. so doctors can m
-olds, tamerlan. one was born in curd stan and the other in russia. they have been living here in this country for about a decade. in watertown, nbc news justice correspondent and atf agent james cavanaugh and analyst roger cressy. live in watertown, we were listening together as kerry sanders was moved further and further back. what are you seeing? >> he is a few blocks away from here, but we are not hearing anything that he is hearing. it's quiet in this part of watertown. the helicopter that had been circling for the past few hours is no longer here. we have seen tactical units leave and others come back in. we haven't seen anything like kerry has been seeing a few blocks away from where we are standing. we don't want to give away too much because the police asked that we don't give out tactical information, but we are going on hour ten of a lockdown. people are not outside. maybe all of four or five residents come around to the area. that's very unusual whenever there is a media staging area people ask what is going on. we have seen none of that. people are heeding the warnings to stay ins
chapter in this tragedy. >> now, the other suspect that's dzhokhar's older brother, 26-year-old tamerlan tsarnaev was killed friday during a confrontation with police. authorities in boston suspended all mass transit friday and warned roughly 1 million people to stay indoors as the hunt for the remaining suspect played out. the brothers are the suspects in monday's marathon -- boston rather marathon bombings that killed three people and injured more than 180 others. the men are also suspected of killing an m.i.t. police officer while sitting in his vehicle friday night. let's go to watertown. nbc's luke russert is outside the hospital where the suspect is right now. good morning to you. take us through exactly how this 19-year-old suspect was caught? what are the details you've learned about how all this went down? >> well, it's an absolutely fascinating story, alex. as you know, yesterday the entire city of boston, a town of 625,000 people, as well as the surrounding metropolitan area of about 2 million, was put on lockdown. people were told not to go outside of their homes. around abou
. >> they seemed to distance themselves somewhat. that the also reports fbi actually interviewed tamerlan two years ago. >> we are hearing that from a law-enforcement official. there was an interview at the request of a foreign government. concernequested out of that the fbi spoke with him two years ago because there was concern that before he was about to make an overseas trip, he had in extremist ties. the fbi spoke with him and reported back to the foreign government that they had no concern and this trip would be ok. following this trip, we are hearing that he went to russia where he had family and he came back much more religious and much more observant of his islamic faith. this came from friends that knew him. this is something that will now be a part of this investigation as the president, after speaking with reporters, following the arrest, there will be a full investigation and the full federal resources will be dedicated to answering some of these questions. that is one question that will be examined -- if there was a concern and he was on the radar, why wasn't it followed up on? thank y
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